Monthly Archives: January 2017

And A New Competitor Enters The Ring

The joy of writing and knowing people who write is that half your conversations end up being about writing, which is a peculiarly nerdy joy that should have most of the writers reading this nodding with a rueful grin. Lady … Continue reading

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Dead Car Bounce

I took the runaround to have it’s MOT inspection yesterday, and on the way there I could tell there was going to be trouble. The oil light flickered briefly and then stopped, it coughed and stuttered as I queued in … Continue reading

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Short Story: The Escape

He jumped, straight forward and out of the window. Behind him, he left the jacket by which his captor had thought they had secured him. He made it look simple, but at the back of his mind was the quiet … Continue reading

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New Contributions

You may, or may not, have noticed that one of the recent short stories published here was by a different author – Lady M to be precise. Both she and Mre B have accepted the offer of a space for … Continue reading

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Short Story: Define “Other”

I turned off the television, and flipped closed the laptop, as much in distaste as tiredness. The seemingly constant flow of reports of intolerance and distrust of whoever this year’s “others” are was draining. “Others” – they didn’t know the … Continue reading

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Short Story: I am here

I see everything but see nothing. I know everything but know nothing. My knowledge is great, but it is only as great as that which I see, hear and understand.   I have watched you as a small child. I watch … Continue reading

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Damage Report

I was reminded yesterday that nothing in nature blooms all the time, and so shouldn’t kick myself for not being able to do so myself. It’s a lovely little reminder to accept that there are just going to be days … Continue reading

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